Winner of a 2003 Avery Fisher Career Grant, flutist Demarre McGill has performed concerti with the Chicago Symphony, PhiladelphiaOrchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Baltimore Symphony andMilwaukee Symphony, among others. Anactive chamber musician, Mr. McGill is a member of the Jacksonville, Floridabased Ritz Chamber Players and has been a member of Chamber Music Society Two,the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s program for emerging youngartists. He has been featured on a PBS LiveFrom Lincoln Center broadcast with the Chamber Music Society performingBach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 as well as on an Angel Records CD playingBach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 with pianist Awadagin Pratt and the St.Lawrence String Quartet. Mr. McGill has participated in the Music from AngelFire, Santa Fe, Kingston, Cape Cod, Music@Menlo, Bay Chamber Concerts, MainlyMozart, La Jolla and Marlboro music festivals. He has also performed on theRavinia Festival’s “Rising Star” series, the A&E Network Series The Gifted Ones, and was special gueston the Mr. Roger’s Neighborhoodtelevision program.
Currently principal flutist of the Seattle Symphony, Mr.McGill has held the same position with the San Diego Symphony, the Florida Orchestra and the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. He also served as acting principal flutist of the PittsburghSymphony during the 2005-06 season.
In addition to his performance schedule, Mr. McGill is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Art of Élan, a chamber music organizationin San Diego that aims to expose new audiences to classical music.
Mr. McGill received his Bachelor’s Degree in Flute Performancefrom The Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Julius Baker andJeffrey Khaner. He continued his studies with Mr. Baker at the JuilliardSchool, where he received a Masters of Music degree.
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